Skip to comments.'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed
Posted on 09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT by rktman
It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a carbon credit, you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do.
Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
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Science is obviously much more of an art than a science.
This is going to be cited as the reason that global warming has paused. More trees, less co2 than was put into the models. Just watch.
I read somewhere that there are more trees in the US now than at the time when it was first settled. The difference being the distinction between old and new growth.
Me too but I can’t remember the number or where I read it. If only there was some sort of resource where we could just type in a question and Univac would supply an answer. :>}
I worked for a pulp plant owned by P&G in the early 80s. They had over a million acres of leased property on which they grew plantation pine for pulp harvesting. Their replenishment program was far superior to Mother Nature, and it was based on a 20 year cycle from seedling to harvest.
Anyone who has ever flown in a plane knew this was BS long ago.
They finally have satellite technology that can detect all the scrubby little maple saplings that keep sprouting up in my hedges.
Our pulp industry has been outsourced, so those millions of acres of southern forests just keep growing without harvesting. US now has more forested lands than 30 years ago.
I find it hard to believe that pulp plants are a thing of the past here.
Al Gore’s folks can’t count a danged thing. What else is new?
No, they do not. They turn CO2 and water into oxygen and glucose.
Apart from that . . .
PING to #14.
Only he young ones and those only in the day time. At night they wastefully burn glucose polluting the world with greenhouse CO2.. Forget virgin forests, they got so much greenhouse rotting going on that they're net polluters. The oxygen we breath comes from the algae in the ocean.
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